Like a classy little glass of Chanel No. 5, visions of our dystopian future never go out of fashion. In this month’s Reading A Book By Its Cover, we’re dressing like our last meal was last week (and it was a grimy mix of radioactive ash and future-fascist propaganda) as we walk battle our way down the imaginary catwalk in some of our favorite versions of humanity’s post-apocalyptic future.

“There is no God and we are his prophets.” — Cormac McCarthy, The Road

The Road


“Ending is better than mending, ending is better than mending.” — Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

Brave New World



“How could someone not fit in? The community was so meticulously ordered, the choices so carefully made.” — Lois Lowry,The Giver

The Giver


[Thanks to the illustrious Kelly Schmader for her prophetic sense of doomsday fashion.]


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